I am looking for a short story that I read a few years ago about an island that belongs to the mer-folk/ sea beings. The island lies off a coastal town who connect it to the mainland via jetty/pier and build a dance hall on it. The mer-folk throw up a huge storm on a dance night and separate the island from the mainland once again. They claim back their island. There was good description of the storm and its effect on the dancers I think. I read it in a compilation of spooky stories but I have never found it since. I would love to read it again.
Written before 1990. It is a standard length children's story (circa 100 pages or more) about a group of children. The first part of the story they have a playful time in a castle and a
moat etc... It is described in such a lovely way. The second part of the story (maybe they go back after they have grown
up?) they go back and it is described in a more realistic 'tarnished' way. The moat is dirtied up and the grass has all died etc and it's not quite a castle etc etc etc....
I’m looking for this children’s book about two sisters. Big sister must take little sister out to play while mom is busy in the kitchen. Little sister sings “We’re going to the rocksy-tocksy-wocksies” as they head to the shore to play on the rocks. Little sister slips and falls but big sister rescues her. My daughter checked this book out of the elementary school library around 1989-1992, but it had been published well before that. Thank you.
I am looking for a children’s picture book. I probably had this book in the mid to late 1960s. In the story there are 3ish siblings (I think animals, but possibly children) that play outside while their mother is visiting a friend. The mother’s friend has a picket fence that encloses her yard. On the fence is a grape vine or berry bush. The 3 little ones eat all of the fruit. They feel badly about their behavior and replace the fruit the next day by tying fruit that they bought to the fence.
This book was about a wealthy girl in ancient Egypt(?) who has a means of exchange (maybe rings) and goes to the market to buy whatever she wishes. She ends up purchasing a slave girl with her money. The story is about their lives together.
Seeking a big red book from the 30's with anthropomorphized objects.
My book was read during my time in the Navy, probably about 1973-75. It was a paperback novel, and had some blues and purples on the cover and maybe said something about garden of dragons or something like that. I can remember that at one point these scientists were in the jungle and they were surrounded by massive bugs. I just remember enjoying the read but heck it was 40+ years ago and my memory just isn't cooperating!
This was a book that an elementary school teacher read aloud to us (mid 90s), and she deliberately kept the title a secret so that we would have to come up with one on our own. What I remember of the book is that the boy lived with his community (family, friends) on rafts on a river that is entirely in a cave system. Importantly, they never leave the caves (I think the boy hypothesizes at one point that the people used to go into the caves for the winter, but lost their way out and have forgotten the exterior world over time?). The boy falls off the raft one night while everyone else is sleeping and loses his family because the rafts keep floating down the river. He eventually finds a hole to climb out of the cave and is stunned by the sunshine. After that, I don't remember any more of the story.
Two teens (boys?) find some kind of numbered cubes - possibly from a scientist's lab - which when squeezed allow them to enter the mind of someone else, which is represented by a house. In the house the person's true self is locked inside a room and they set him free. Published before 1990. Thanks!